The last full day in Singapore and how sad it is to be leaving this fantastic island country that I have grown so fond of over the last six days. With so much done already on this exhausting trip, there was still no time to waste, not on the last day, because it’s time the Singapore Dash.
I’m not talking about the Singapore Grand Prix that takes place on the streets of the Marina in September and watching motor cars speed around a circuit, I’m talking about checking out the attractions I have yet to see and those attractions I had to see for a second time and last time.
Day-six of Singapore Diaries, was a hectic day from morning to night, with plenty covered and plenty seen, it was what I call, the Singapore dash.
Singapore Diaries: Day 6 – The Singapore Dash
Wander through Labrador Park
Labrador Park is situated in the Southern Part of Singapore and only a stone throw from Sentosa Island. It’s another fine walking area in Singapore and provides another way to escape the busy streets of the city.
Labrador Park or nature reserve, played a big part in defence during World War II, and was used as a fortress by the British Army with gun batteries set up throughout the reserve to fight off the Japanese.
The reserve is a wonderful stroll along the coastline, with a large port close by which is surrounded by an abundance of cargo ships, or you can take a wander down the pier and checkout the local fisherman attempting their catch of the day in allocated fishing areas of Labrador Park.
A Magnificent Stroll by Keppel Bay
Head east from Labrador Park, and take a picturesque stroll over the Bukit Chermin Boardwalk which leads you past the towering Reflections by the Bay and other stunning luxury apartments along Keppel Bay.
It’s one of the more luxurious walks you can partake in the world as you wander by the mesmerising apartments and look on in envy. If that is not enough, soon after you wander past the multi-million-dollar yachts, where for a moment you wish you could own such a beautiful vessel as you stroll past the Capricornia Cruising Yacht Club.
It certainly is the millionaire club along Keppel Bay.
The Marina Bay
On day- three I wandered one side of Marina Bay that led to the stunning Gardens by the Bay, on day-six I felt it was time to wander the other side of the Marina.
Leaving Suntec City, I walked a few hundred metres directly to Singapore Flyer and while I chose not to pay the thirty-dollars to have a loop and see another vantage point of the city, you could see why from ground zero why the tourist loved to take advantage of this attraction.
From the flyer, it was time to visit another flyer, a part of the circuit used at the famous Singapore Grand prix. It’s a popular walking stretch that has the grandstand on one side and breathtaking city views on the other side. For good measure, it even has a floating soccer field just off the track, although the turf needs a little fixing.
Continuing along Marina Bay and admiring the views, I was in no hurry and for a moment I wished that time would stand still so I could take the surrounding views all in. The views only got better upon reaching Merlion Park, a popular landmark of Singapore with tourist flocking to take a picture of the Merlion and Marina Bay Sands in the background.
Singapore is the gift that keeps on giving.
The Singapore Dash
The Singapore dash of day-six included a few rehashes of places previously visited and below I will give brief mention of those attractions, although you get a better description in the other editions of Singapore Diaries.
· Vivo City – A massive shopping Mall that is the main gateway to the popular tourist Attraction of Sentosa Island, I was also able to have a delicious Korean lunch.
· Sentosa Island – While I didn’t go as deep as the previous trip, time didn’t permit, I still crossed the board walk to the island and had a last little look at Sentosa Island.
· Suntec City – Another shopping mall that is surrounded by towering buildings, it’s nice to wander through the mall and checkout the massive Fountain of Wealth in the middle of Suntec City.
· Clarke Quay – A final look at Clarke Quay and watching the ferry’s go by one last time, I found it appropriate to have my last dinner in Singapore at a riverside restaurant The Fremantle Seafood, slow service, however the food was delicious.
That’s a wrap of Singapore Diaries, day-seven was all about catching a train to Changi Airport and flying back home to Australia. It truly was a busy but very special trip, and it was a pleasure to visit this great country for the very first time.
Singapore, I will be back.